Help Sacked Sheffield IWW Member Tomasz This Friday!

steelcitywobs-copyThe following appeal for action has been posted by Sheffield IWW:

On Friday 10th October, IWW member Tomasz was fired from his job at the Greedy Greek Deli, in Sheffield, UK after challenging his boss’s physically aggressive behaviour.

Boss Dennis Mouzakis is a notorious local employer. Amongst other illegal practices, Dennis makes staff work unpaid trials of around 20 hours in order to get a job. He is involved in tax fraud, cutting corners where possible to maximise profits. He steals tips and short changes customers. He constantly shouts, insults and bullies his employees. When he has staff that do not speak what he deems to be a high enough level of english, he pays them well below the legal minimum wage.

We are demanding:

  1. That Dennis ends illegal unpaid trials and pays his staff the money they are owed for this unpaid labour.
  2. That Dennis shows respect to the staff that run his business. No more shouting, threats, insults, bulling or intimidation.
  3. That FW Tomasz is reinstated with pay backdated to his dismissal date.

Please contact Dennis to let him know that his behaviour and practices are unacceptable, and that he must meet our demands or else face further action.

Dennis: (International dialing code 0044) 7856666450

Greedy Greek Landline (please note that this is likely to be answered by staff, many of whom are sympathetic to the above demands. Take a moment to express your support for the picket and the demands.): International calls: (0044) 114 266 7719 UK calls: 0114 266 7719

Trip Advisor – tell Dennis what you think of his business: http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g186364-d2620616-Reviews-The_Greedy_Greek_Del-Sheffield_South_Yorkshire_England.html

Google Reviews – tell Dennis what you think of his business: https://www.google.co.uk/#q=greedy+greek+deli+email&lrd=lrd (click ‘Write a Review’ on right-hand side of google search under the big ‘Greedy Greek Deli’.)

Suggested message (feel free to use your own words):

I am contacting you to condemn the dismissal of employee Tomasz for raising concerns over the treatment of staff. I would like to voice my strongest support for the following demands:

  1. That Owner Dennis ends illegal unpaid trials and pays his staff the money they are owed for this unpaid labour.
  2. That Dennis shows respect to the staff that run his business. No more shouting, threats, insults, bulling or intimidation.
  3. That Tomasz is reinstated with pay backdated to his dismissal date.

Failure to meet these demands will invite further consequences.”

The Facebook event page is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1497564327163941/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming Please feel free to share far and wide.

Please time the Coms Zap to coincide with the picket we are organising. This will be on Friday October 17th at 18.00-22.00 British Summer Time. (13.00-17.00 US Eastern Time Zone, 10.00-14.00 US Pacific Time Zone).

For the OBU!

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